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Public Health England (PHE) researchers attempting to pinpoint a link between 60 people with hepatitis E (HEV) found that they had all eaten own-brand sausages and ready-to-eat sliced ham from an unnamed retailer known as Supermarket X, The Times reported. The research was carried out between 2014 and 2016.

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/sausages-ham-pork-hepatitis-virus-hev-supermarket-uk-tesco-public-health-england-a7903431.html

 

 

 

 

 

Something similar was reported in Australia around the same time

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-26/kohler-berries-and-hepatitis:-the-high-cost-of-doing-business/6265360

 

"with figures showing infections have risen from from 368 in 2010 to 1243 in 2016. Caused by the hepatitis E virus, the disease generally results in a mild and short-term infection unless the person has a pre-existing liver disease or is pregnant."

 

 

 

and UK reports from years ago

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-30006977

One in 10 sausages 'carries risk of hepatitis E virus'

 

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/18/8/11-1647_article

Hepatitis E Virus in Pork Food Chain, United Kingdom, 2009–2010

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/8081387/Virus-warning-over-undercooked-pork-after-three-die.html

Virus warning over undercooked pork after three die

 

Britons were warned not to eat undercooked pork after three people died from a rare virus.

 

 

 

 

Is it a real problem?

 

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/18/8/11-1647_article

 

https://pork.ahdb.org.uk/health-welfare/health/safe-traceable-pork/hepatitis-e/


I express my honestly held opinions - they are nothing more or less than that.

... Its just doing some due diligence that makes them seem unusual ...

 

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http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/sausages-ham-pork-hepatitis-virus-hev-supermarket-uk-tesco-public-health-england-a7903431.html

 

T?

 

Just looking at various conflicting claims that

 

UK pigs not affected

VS

90%+ of UK pig herds affected with 6% of UK pig herds infected at levels high enough to pass to humans (claimed source FSA material)


I express my honestly held opinions - they are nothing more or less than that.

... Its just doing some due diligence that makes them seem unusual ...

 

Please don't assume what you see here is what I wrote - At least some of my posts HAVE been edited without my knowledge or agreement - or anything showing people they have been amended

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damn, just had a butchers pork and apple sausage. the butchers said it was local fresh, i bet that apple was off(al)...

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IMO

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A percentage of meat will carry infections. If humans were in the food chain, some would be infected.

 

People just need to make sure they take precautions. Store food in fridge/freezer in accordance with advice shown on packaging or look it up if bought from butchers. Don't keep raw meat products uncovered in fridges, where you have cooked meats or uncovered foods. If you take meat out of fridge to reach room temperature before cooking or to defrost, make sure it is not going to contaminate kitchen surfaces or other foods. Do not wash meats before cooking under a running tap, as that just spreads any bacteria. Cook meats properly in accordance with instructions on packaging or refer to advice.

 

When i cook sausages, i do so in a pan over a low heat for 20-30 minutes, turning about every 5 minutes. Browning on the outside does not mean they are cooked. The fat should be boiling out of sausages and meat steaming hot. Cut into the middle of a sausage to inspect that it is cooked before eating.

 

I grew up in family where you learnt to cook and were interested in knowing the basics. A lot of people have grown up eating microwave meals or takeaways. They are therefore clueless when handling raw meat products. If you eat meat that is not properly cooked, you might well become ill.


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